Our library's old metal shelving has certainly seen better days. This shelving was original to our building. Because they were made of metal, it gave the library more of an industrial sort of feeling rather than the warm feeling we were hoping to create in the library space.
|A section of old metal shelving in the nonfiction section. The metal legs were a tripping hazard!|
|The old metal shelving was overflowing with books.|
|It was difficult to house our leveled readers using the old shelves.|
|An example of the MANY boxes it took for this project.|
|Stacks of metal shelving ready for removal.|
|The beginning stages of the new shelving.|
|The new shelving in the nonfiction section.|
|Another view of the nonfiction area with the new shelving.|
|The new shelves in the fiction area. There was even room for our TV!|
The next phase of the project will involve Mr. Daggett and the art club students. The new shelving is very tall, so there is space available at the top of each shelf where we can display student artwork. The art club will be working on small murals (corresponding to Dewey Decimal topic) for the tops of the shelving. We are looking forward to seeing their creativity and displaying their work here in the library!